Confident TravelsDiscover how the AA's new accreditation can help you travel during 'the new normal'
Be Covid Confident
It might feel like the world has turned upside down in just a few short months and your travel options are limited. How do I know when or where to travel? Is anything safe? What are the places I'm travelling to doing to help stop the spread of infection?
As lockdown starts to lift in parts of the UK and we enter a phase that many are calling 'the new normal', the AA's brand new COVID Confident badge will help give you confidence when planning your next staycation.
How do I know who has received the accreditation?
Whether it's a day out, a short break, restaurant visit or stay away from home, the AA can help you find approved places to go that are following national guidelines for Covid safety.
The new assessment checks that businesses have the necessary measures in place for a safe visit. It is open to a wide variety of places, including hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation, restaurants, pubs, camping and glamping parks, holiday parks, visitor attractions and golf courses.
Covid Confident on Rated Trips
There are now more than 1,000 businesses on Rated Trips with the Covid assurance mark – start searching today. All search results can be filtered by 'AA Covid Confident' so you should be able to find an accreditated place at your destination.
Trusted ratings for your next staycation
The AA has been trusted by the public as a source of hospitality ratings and recommendations for over 112 years. The new COVID Confident assessment scheme has been backed by the hospitality industry, with many high-profile trade bodies supporting the initiative.
A sign of confidence
To ensure businesses are following both government and industry guidelines, a rigorous application process has been put in place.
Hospitality businesses must supply evidence of:
- A COVID-19 risk assessment.
- New and relevant safety procedures.
- Staff training and awareness.
They also complete a self-assessment questionnaire and sign up to the COVID Confident Charter (read more about the charter's pledges). The charter is a code of conduct that will include a commitment to update procedures and measures as guidelines change, and to undertaking to future audits as required.
AA COVID Confident on Rated Trips
Every establishments that is awarded an AA COVID Confident accreditation will be listed on Rated Trips. As the assessment rolls out across the country, every Rated Trips profile page will display the badge alongside any specific COVID measures or services by that establishment.
Members of the public are invited to sign up to the RatedTrips.com newsletter to stay up to date on with the latest COVID travel information. It'll also cover news, travel offers and stories about what's new and exciting in UK food and travel.
Who can apply?
The scheme is free to the entire hospitality industry, with applicants encouraged to make a donation to one of the leading charities in the sector Hospitality Action, which is raising funds to help support hositality workers in crisis.
If you know of a business that might like to apply to the scheme, then ask them to visit www.ratedtrips.com/aa-covid-confident to begin the process.